New book

It is now published the book with the chapters based is most of the presentations made in this workshop. KIT Scientific Publishing was the chosen publisher for this contribution from ITAS. The DOI and ISBN references of the book edited by António B Moniz and Kumi Okuwada are:

DOI: 10.5445/KSP/1000048740
ISBN: 978-3-7315-0429-0

Publication of the proceedings

The proceedings of this international workshop will be published by the KIT Scientific Publishing under the following designation:

Moniz and Okuwada, eds. (2016), Technology Assessment in Japan and Europe, Karlsruhe, KIT Scientific Publishing

Location of the workshop

The place of the workshop :

Seminar Room, JST annex building 2F

K's Goban-cho building, 7,

Goban-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo

      (Tokyo Headquarter ② in the attached map)


Workshop programme


Technology Assessment:

a Stable Solution or Only Relevant Under Pressure?

Venue: RISTEX, Ichigaya, Tokyo (Japan)

Date: July 11th 2014


12:00        Get together / Welcome words from host RISTEX

13:00          Introduction into the workshop

Call for papers

Technology assessment (TA) as one concept of interdisciplinary problem-oriented research, policy consulting (such as parliamentary TA) and public dialogue, has the goal of supporting society and policy-making by understanding the problems connected to the grand socio-technical challenges of our time, as well as in assessing the available options for managing them. The hope is to identify socially sound, “stable”, resilient and practical ways to deal with these technological challenges.